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Department of History|College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Major (Effective Fall 2015)

The History major requires a minimum of 36 credit hours in History courses or approved substitutions. All courses used to satisfy major requirements – including the language requirement – must be completed with a grade of C or better. To complete the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in History, all University Studies Program (USP) and college requirements must also be satisfied.

Specific requirements for the History major are as follows:

Lower-Division Electives (12 hours):

Students must complete at least one course in a non-Western Civilization content area and one course in a US-Western Civilization content area at the 1000-2000 level.

Upper-Division Electives (15 hours):

Students must complete at least one course in a non-Western Civilization content area and one course in a US-Western Civilization content area at the 3000-4000 level.

Non-Western and US Courses

Elective: any level (3 hours):

One additional History course at any level

Two required courses (6 hours):

HIST 3020, Historical Methods

HIST 4030, Senior Capstone Seminar

Language:

Students must complete three semesters of a single foreign language or the equivalent as determined by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages. This requirement may be satisfied by American Sign Language.

Undergraduate Minor

The history minor must take at least 18 semester hours of history courses, 9 hours of which must be at the 3000-4000 level. These courses must be taken for letter grades with a minimum earned grade of C. For assistance in tailoring the minor content, contact the department office.

History/Social Science Education Majors

Through a cooperative agreement with the College of Education, students can now earn concurrent majors in history and secondary education in social sciences. Interested students should inquire with the Office of Teacher Education, McWhinnie Hall, room 100.

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